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HAWKS DRAW WITH RIDER 1-1

Article Written by Chris Tobin
Published: September 16, 2012

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - Monmouth sophomore goalkeeper Jocelyn McCoy (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) made seven saves in net, while classmate Alexa Freguletti (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) recorded her first goal of the season, as the Monmouth University women's soccer team played to a double overtime 1-1 draw with Rider University on Sunday night on The Great Lawn.

With the draw, Monmouth ends its non-conference schedule with a record of 3-4-1, while the Broncs move to 5-1-1 on the season.

In its final non-conference match of the season, Monmouth outshot the Broncs 22-15 in the contest, forcing Rider netminder Jenn Nichols to make nine saves.

Rider took the early advantage in the match in the 14th minute when Jennifer Meier fed Kaitlin Wylie for her second score of the season, as Wylie laced a high shot from 25 yards away.

Monmouth knotted the game when junior Dana Costello (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) lofted a free kick into the box, which was collected by Monique Plescia (Norwood, N.J./Northern Valley Regional - Old Tappan), who fired a shot off the cross bar that Freguletti drove into the back of the net for the equalizer in the 17th minute. Freguletti, who scored the game-winner in Monmouth's victory over Robert Morris last year, notched her first points of the season.

"We need to compete for 90 minutes," commented head coach Krissy Turner, who is now 6-2-3 against the Broncs with Monmouth. "Credit goes to Rider for making it a difficult environment to play in. We have learned a lot during our non-conference schedule and are ready for Friday night."

Rider held a 7-4 edge in corner kick opportunities.

Monmouth returns to action on Friday night, September 21, when the Hawks open Northeast Conference play at Central Connecticut State at 7:00 p.m.

 
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